Student Conduct

Overview

The Student Conduct system is an administrative process for reviewing alleged violations of the University’s Student Code of Conduct. It is not a civil or criminal court process. The process utilizes formal investigation and hearing procedures to adjudicate alleged violations of University policy and procedures, as determined by the preponderance of the evidence standard. The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the process.

To view the Student Code of Conduct, click here


Process

This section is currently being updated to reflect changes to the new Student Code of Conduct, which was adopted on January 1, 2020. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct for more information. 

Hearings

University charges may be resolved through one (1) of three (3) types of Formal Hearings, depending on the gravity of the disciplinary sanctions proposed for the charge:

  • Hearing Officer Hearing: A Hearing Officer Hearing is held before and conducted by a Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer serves as the decision-maker in determining whether the Respondent is responsible for the charged Code violation(s) and the disciplinary sanction(s), if any, to be imposed.
  • Student Conduct Board: A Student Conduct Board Hearing is held before a Student Conduct Board and chaired by a Student Conduct Board Chairperson. The Student Conduct Board serves as the decision-maker in determining whether the Respondent is responsible for the charged Code violation(s) and the disciplinary sanction(s), if any, to be imposed.
  • Uniform Administrative Procedures Act: A Uniform Adminsitrative Procedures Act (UAPA) Hearing is held before an Administrative Law Judge, who is appointed by the University's Chancellor. The UAPA Adminsitrative Law Judge serves as the decision-maker  in determining whether the Respondent is responsible for the charged Code violation(s) and the disciplinary sanction(s), if any, to be imposed.

Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct for more information.